Parliament Highlights: Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Monsoon Session ends

Both Houses were adjourned sine die on Wednesday, bringing an end to the stormy Monsoon session. Opposition parties raised slogans over various issues while Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu was making a remark on the conduct of some members in the House the day before.
  • 19:47

    Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Monsoon Session ends

  • 19:39

    Leader of House Piyush Goyal seeks action against Parliament members who created ruckus in the House.

  • 19:17

    National Commission for Homoeopathy (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha

  • 18:36

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 7:04 pm

  • 18:35

    The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha

  • 18:32
  • 18:12

    Rajya Sabha procedings adjourned for 15 minutes.

  • 18:09

    General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 taken up for consideration amid Opposition slogans.

  • 18:09
  • 17:57

    Rajya Sabha members pitch for removal of 50pc reservation cap, caste census

    Rajya Sabha members on Wednesday stressed on the need to remove the 50 per cent cap on reservation and caste census to reap out maximum benefits of the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021.

    The bill provides states the power to amend the list of OBCs in their jurisdiction.

    Participating in a debate on the bill, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said, "State will get right to amend the list of OBCs, but you will reap out the maximum benefit of this amendment, only when 50 per cent cap on reservation is removed."

  • 17:23

    Clause-by-clause voting on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021 is now underway. Being a Constitutional Amendment, recorded voting is set to take place.

  • 16:35

    Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Ramdas Athawale's remarks

    Opposition on Wednesday fumed over Ramdas Athawale's remarks in Rajya Sabha. Athwale took potshots at opposition parties over which some members expressed objection.

  • 16:17

    Congress appoints Syed Naseer Hussain and Chhaya Verma as whips in Rajya Sabha

  • 15:18

    There have been no reports of increasing deaths under police custody. As per NHRC guidelines, every death in custody, police or judicial, natural or otherwise, is to be reported to the Commission within 24 hours of its occurrence: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Rajya Sabha

    (ANI)

  • 14:55

    MHA have no scheme of income compensation and jobs to support the family of the deceased in such cases. The respective State Govts deal with matters relating to compensation and jobs in such cases: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Rajya Sabha

    (ANI)

  • 13:35

    The Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha granted extension till Oct to frame CAA rules: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Rajya Sabha

    (ANI)

  • 13:23

    As per the information provided by the Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir, after the abrogation of Article 370, a total of 520 migrants have returned to Kashmir for taking up the jobs under the Prime Minister's Development Package-2015: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to RS

    Under the J&K Migrant Immovable Property Act, 1997, DMs of concerned districts are the legal custodians of the immovable properties of migrants, who take suo motto action on eviction proceedings in cases of encroachment: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to RS in a written reply

    (ANI)

  • 12:42

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urges all the MPs, that the House be run in accordance with Parliamentary traditions & its dignity be maintained.

    Sloganeering and raising of banners are not a part of our Parliamentary traditions. They (MPs) should express themselves from their seats, he said.

    (ANI)

  • 12:32

    "House functioned for only 74 hours & 46 minutes. The total productivity was 22%. A total of 20 Bills were passed, including the OBC Bill which was passed with the unanimous consent of all parties."

    I thank the PM & the Leaders of all parties who contributed to the House: LS Speaker

    (ANI)

  • 12:27

    Despite our constant appeals to discuss 'Pegasus, the issue was not taken up (in the House). When there is a global discussion over it, with France, Germany, Hungary discussing it, why have our demands been ignored?: Adhir Ranjan Choudhary

    "We also wanted a comprehensive discussion on fuel price hike, farm issues, inflation, vaccination status but to no avail. Bills were passed within 7-8 minutes, and our appeals were left unheard," he added.

    (ANI)

  • 12:24

    There was continuous obstruction: Om Birla

    I am hurt by the fact that the proceedings of the House did not take place as per expectations in this Session. I always make an effort to see that maximum Business takes place in the House & discussions are held over issues related to the public: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

    But there was continuous obstruction this time. This could not be resolved. Last two years were more productive, as far as Busines in the House is concerned. The proceedings had continued till late in the night and MPs had made active contribution even during Covid: Om Birla

    (ANI)

  • 12:19

    I saw PM Modi for the first time today. When everything is over, he shows up. Centre passed bills without discussion, except for discussion on OBC Bill. Bills were passed within minutes, another record by the govt...This govt doesn't broadcast when Opposition speaks: AR Chowdhury

    (ANI)

  • 12:17

    Govt wants to paint Opposition in bad light: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

    Lok Sabha has been adjourned sine die, as opposed to its scheduled date August 13. Government took the sudden decision to adjourn it; there was no discussion on important issues. It only wants to paint Opposition in bad light: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Leader of Cong in Lok Sabha

    (ANI)

  • 12:15

    Now being discussed in Rajya Sabha: The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021

    The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha yesterday.

    The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021 amends the Constitution to allow states and union territories to prepare their own list of socially and educationally backward classes.

  • 12:04

    Leaders of Opposition parties during a meeting at Parliament in New Delhi, Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is also present. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 11:35

    The Discussion on the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 was scheduled but the House was adjourned sine die.

  • 11:07

    Lok Sabha adjourned sine die.

    The Monsoon Session was scheduled to go on till August 13.

  • 11:07

    Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till noon amid Opposition uproar.

    Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 12 pm on Wednesday as Opposition parties raised slogans over various issues while Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu was making a remark on the conduct of some members in the House the day before.

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  • 11:06

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu gets emotional as he speaks about yesterday's ruckus by Opposition MPs in the House.

    All sacredness of this House was destroyed yesterday when some members sat on the tables and some climbed on the tables, he says.

  • 11:04

    Watch Rajya Sabha live here

  • 11:03

    Watch Lok Sabha live here

  • 11:02

    Proceedings begin in both Houses

  • 11:02

    "It is a shameful act. If someone takes pride in what happened yesterday in the Rajya Sabha, then I feel that the unfortunate incidents of January 26 are being repeated," Union Minister Anurag Thakur said referring to the happenings in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday

    (ANI)

  • 10:57

    Government likens Congress Rajya Sabha member Partap Singh Bajwa's act of throwing a file at the presiding officer's chair to the vandalism at Red Fort. (DHNS)

    Congress MPs Partap Singh Bajwa & Ripun Bora protest inside the Rajya Sabha after opposition was not allowed to discuss on farmers issue, during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. Credit: Ripun Bora's Office/PTI

  • 10:55

    RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to take action against Opposition MPs who created ruckus in Rajya Sabha, yesterday.

    Home Minister Amit Shah, Leader of the House Piyush Goyal, and other BJP MPs met Naidu over the same, this morning: Sources

    (ANI)

  • 10:42
  • 10:32

    Lok Sabha to be adjourned sine die today

    (DHNS)

  • 10:23

    Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda gives notice for suspension of business in Rajya Sabha demanding discussion on Centre's farm laws

    (ANI)

  • 10:19

    Opposition meeting begins in Parliament to chalk out strategy ahead of today's session.

    (ANI)

  • 09:48

    Left MPs to hold a protest today 10:30 am near Gandhi statue in Parliament House demanding adequate vaccine supply for Kerala

    (DHNS)

  • 09:42

    The Committee on External Affairs is scheduled to meet today to consider and adopt its draft Report on "India and Bilateral Investment Treaties".

  • 09:41

    The Committee on Finance is scheduled to meet today to take evidence from the RBI Governor on the evolving role of the RBI in the Economy.

  • 09:00

    Congress MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on 'Pegasus project' media report

  • 08:47
  • 08:45

    Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on the issue of rising fuel prices

  • 07:48
  • 07:19

    Lok Sabha to begin proceedings at 11 am

  • 07:18

    Opposition MPs may face suspension over ruckus in Rajya Sabha

    Centre and the Opposition sparred over the ruckus in Rajya Sabha during the discussion on farmers' issue even as a couple of protesting MPs stared at the possibility of being suspended from the House on charges of unruly behaviour.

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  • 07:18

    Opposition protests melt as LS passes OBC bill unanimously

    The three-week long protests over Pegasus revelations in Lok Sabha melted on Tuesday as members discussed and passed a politically sensitive bill that seeks to restore the states' powers to draw up OBC lists.

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  • 07:15

    Stormy session expected in RS today over Bill regarding privatisation of insurance cos

    After the discussion on farmers' issue in Rajya Sabha ending in a widened rift, the Opposition is gearing up for another fight with the government on Wednesday on a bill that proposes to enhance the private sector role in public sector insurance companies.

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  • 06:20

    Cong will continue to fight against PM Modi's ideology that divides India: Rahul

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted the Centre for not allowing the opposition to raise in Parliament serious issues related to farmers, Pegasus snooping controversy and corruption, and said that his party would continue to fight against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "ideology that divides India".

    As the monsoon session of Parliament continues to be marred by frequent disruptions over the Pegasus issue, Gandhi, who was here to inaugurate the new building of Jammu and Kashmir Congress office, alleged that the policies of the Narendra Modi government were dividing India. (PTI)

  • 06:18

    Today in Lok Sabha

    Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will move to consider and pass the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 in Lok Sabha today

  • 06:16

    Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a Constitution amendment bill to restore the power of states to make their own OBC lists after a thaw in the logjam as Opposition parties backed the legislation but demanded the removal of the 50 per cent cap on reservation and many of them also called for a caste-based census. (PTI)